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    Port 55555


    What "Servers or services" run on port 55555? If anyone know, please let me know asap, thank you.

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    I googled "port 55555" and got 52,000 hits.

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    52,000 hits meaning 52,000 exploits on port 55555? I've googled everywhere and I always get something bad from port 55555.

    I've heard that port 55555 is an open door for intruders and hackers. I did a netstat -tulp and port 55555 is "Listen" there's no foreign address to it.

    Some people say that it's a client port but I don't know. All I know is I have to disable the service that is running on that particular port. The thing is I don't know what's running on that port.

    Again if anyone know let me know.

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    Any TCP/IP connection you make uses two ports. You use the "well-known" port number to initiate the connection with the server and a fairly randomly selected port for the return path. Port 55555 could legitimately be used occasionally for that purpose.

    There have indeed been viruses and trojans that have used it. I don't know what's current.

    You can run "netstat -a | grep 55555" to see if your computer has a server listening to that port.

    Here is an interesting graph of port 55555 use (abuse?) from the internet storm center.

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    I also knew a program that listening on port 55555, it should be metasploits web based...check it with ur browser http://localhost:55555

    if metasploit appear, then ur server used to be a zombie...

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    port 55555 avg antivirus

    Hi,
    Even better is to run netstat with the -p parameter to discover what program is listening on a given port.
    The command:
    netstat -p -a | grep 55555
    gives the following output:
    tcp 0 0 my.host.name:55555 *:* LISTEN 5216/avgscan

    So it seems AVG for linux is running on my port 55555 which would be normal as I run this antivirus indeed. This is confirmed by googling "port 55555 avg for linux"
    (e. g., www.avgbrasil.com.br/br/manuais/avg_linux_wks_usermanual_pt-br_70_3.pdf).
    Well, if you have AVG installed, it's just the AvgDaemon.
    On the contrary...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danidan
    Hi,
    Even better is to run netstat with the -p parameter to discover what program is listening on a given port.
    The command:
    netstat -p -a | grep 55555
    gives the following output:
    tcp 0 0 my.host.name:55555 *:* LISTEN 5216/avgscan

    So it seems AVG for linux is running on my port 55555 which would be normal as I run this antivirus indeed. This is confirmed by googling "port 55555 avg for linux"
    (e. g., http://www.avgbrasil.com.br/br/manua...t-br_70_3.pdf).
    Well, if you have AVG installed, it's just the AvgDaemon.
    On the contrary...


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    you got it.
    Another way, using the lsof can help you a lot
    #lsof |grep 55555
    but lsof is not the default package in many linux distributions.

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